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No Andrew Conway as Munster name side for Toulouse in Dublin

By Ian Cameron

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Andrew Conway didn’t win his race for fitness ahead of Munster’s vital Heineken Champions Cup clash with Toulouse at the Aviva Stadium this weekend.


When Munster and Stade Toulousain clash on Saturday, both clubs will be making a record 19th appearance at the quarter-final stage of the tournament.

Peter O’Mahoney – has registered the most turnovers with 13 from his five matches – will captain the side from the flank.

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On his 247th appearance for Munster, Stephen Archer starts at tighthead prop. Archer ties Billy Holland for second place on the all-time list of appearance holders in the province, behind Donncha O’Callaghan (268).

Mike Haley begins at fullback, flanked by Keith Earls and Simon Zebo.

Conor Murray and Joey Carbery form the half-back pairing with Damian de Allende and Chris Farrell in the center.

In the front row, Josh Wycherley, Niall Scannell, and Archer pack down, while Jean Kleyn and Fineen Wycherley load down in the engine room. O’Mahony, Alex Kendellen and Jack O’Donoghue complete the starting XV.


Flanker Jack Daly is among the replacements and in line to make his European debut on his sixth Munster appearance. A native of Currans in Kerry, Daly came up through the ranks at Castleisland RFC and plays his AIL rugby with Garryowen

Munster: Mike Haley; Keith Earls, Chris Farrell, Damian de Allende, Simon Zebo; Joey Carbery, Conor Murray; Josh Wycherley, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Fineen Wycherley; Peter O’Mahony (C), Alex Kendellen, Jack O’Donoghue.

Replacements: Diarmuid Barron, Jeremy Loughman, John Ryan, Jason Jenkins, Thomas Ahern, Craig Casey, Ben Healy, Jack Daly.


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